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For years now, I have been envious of those who grew the majority of their own food.  The idea of gardening, for some reason; however, seemed very daunting to me.  The amount of money I could save by growing my own food motivated me to do some research.  I am by no means an expert… Read more »


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The other day, I was looking through my pantry in search of something I needed. While I was there, I noticed some things in my food storage that need to be rotated – asap. Some things tend to be easy to rotate – like baking supplies (flour, sugar, etc.) and canned goods (soups, etc.). Other… Read more »


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Since we never know when a disaster may strike, it just makes sense to have a food supply on hand. The American Red Cross recommends keeping a three-day supply of food, but most of us who do the research realize that this is not nearly enough. We have already seen major disasters that left ordinary… Read more »


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Why make expensive food prep mistakes that can leave you wanting in a critical situation? Benefit from my experience and have your family well-fed with minimum fuss. Ignoring Variety I tend to narrow in and focus on something when it works for me. This may be great when it comes to taking care of routine… Read more »


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What are some things you can learn to do that will make you more valuable to your group when an emergency happens? Instead of preparedness goals like how many more cans of food to store or making a list of things you need to get, maybe evaluate what skills you want to learn. Here are… Read more »


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I know, we’re a few seasons late to the game, but recently, my sons and I started watching The Walking Dead. Over the course the few days of Thanksgiving vacation, we watched quite a bit of the series. As we drove back from our trip, the boys started talking about what their first steps would… Read more »


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There are a lot of different demographics you must take into consideration when planning your food storage: Elderly, children/babies, sick, handicapped, etc.  But we’re forgetting one very important member or members of the family, the pets. Most pet owners, I will direct this post specifically towards dogs, buy one bag of food and then head… Read more »


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Planning your storage food selection is a pretty daunting task. Variables like the number of people, having a varied selection of food, storage location and making sure you have enough to survive are all things you think about. Something not a lot of people think about is calorie intake. Let’s talk about that for a… Read more »